Japan’s Most Unique Themed Hotels

Would you stay at a hotel where you were greeted by a dinosaur at the front desk? What about a capsule hotel that looks like a pod from a spaceship? Sure, when you visit Japan, there are loads of regular hotels available for you to stay at. But, why not get the most out of your experience, and stay in one … Read More

大阪梅田夜さんぽ Osaka Umeda YouTube Night Walk Live【日本語版 Japanese Version】

osaka walk and chat

みなさんこんにちは。かずえです。 昨日は夜の大阪梅田、ビッグカメラ〜三番街エリアを散策、ライブ配信したのでそちらをまとめてみました。いつも通り、所々(ところどころ)目についた看板の漢字を紹介していきますよ〜! このブログの英語版はこちら / English version of this blog is here.

Osaka Umeda Night Walk 【YouTube Walking Live】

osaka walk and chat

Hello everyone. This is Kazue. Yesterday, I walked around Osaka Umeda at night, Yodobashi Camera – Sanbangai area, and live-streamed it, so here is a summary of it. As usual, I’ll be introducing the kanji characters on the signs that caught my eye here and there…! Japanese version of this blog article is here

Travel Guide to Kisoji, Nakasendo ~Visiting post towns

magome-juku post town

Have you ever traveled to Nakasendō road or any of the post town stations along the way? There are beautiful, ancient, and picturesque trails in Nakasendo中山道 where you will feel nostalgic, especially in the Kisoji area (Gifu & Nagano). These trekking routes between the post towns are where you can enjoy scenic mountain hikes. In this blog, I visited and … Read More

Top 10 Best Places to See Hydrangea in Japan

ajisai inaka

Every year in June, along with the rainy season, pretty clusters of colorful hydrangea flowers bloom across Japan. The beautiful flowers are called ajisai (あじさい、紫陽花) in Japanese. Some places are even famous for the incredible number and variety of hydrangea flowers. Here are 10 popular hydrangea-viewing spots in Japan!

10 Fun Things to Do in Japan in May

Kawawatari Kojinsai Festival

May in Japan is packed with a number of festivals – this is in part due to the Golden Week holiday period that happens every year for several days in early May. Then, the rest of the month is filled with good weather, sunshine, flowers, and lots of food and festivities! Here are 10 fun things to do in Japan … Read More

Japan’s Top 10 Wisteria-Viewing Spots

Fuji Wisteria Tunnel

The end of cherry blossom season is certainly not the end of flower festivals in Japan! Every year, following the cherry blossoms, lush purple wisteria flowers arrive in Japan, blooming from April to May. The beautiful purple flowers are called fuji (ふじ, 藤) in Japanese. Here are the Top 10 wisteria-viewing spots in Japan!

All About Japanese MONEY

Everything you need to know about Japanese bills, coins, currency exchange, and money etiquette!

How to Keep Warm During Winter in JAPAN

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Winter in Japan usually lasts from December until February, and can be pretty unforgiving if you’re not used to the cold. Temperatures average around 2ºC~10ºC (35°F~50°F) in city areas, and can get as low as -6°C (21°F) in country side and even colder in Hokkaido! If you’re visiting Japan during the winter months, you’ll definitely want to take care to … Read More

Top 10 Things to Do in Japan in November 2019

world character summit

November in Japan is when the leaves reach their peak autumn beauty, and the first cold winds remind you that winter is not far away! November is full with a variety of autumn parades, an international carnival in Okinawa, and even a famous World Character Summit in Saitama! Here are the top 10 things to do in Japan in November … Read More